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brother, tamerlan, killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest, may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him, but why? the brothers originally from chechnya, were raised in the u.s., living in the same house, and seemed to fit in. both were athletic. dzhokhar, a wrestler, and tamerlan, a boxer. who hoped to be on the u.s. olympic team. but in recent years, tamerlan had changed and became radicalized, according to his uncle, who says he then spoke to a family friend. >> he said there is someone who brainwashed him, some newly convert to islam. >> reporter: in 2011, russian intelligence, concerned about the threat of chech knowian terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan, based on information that he was a follower of radical islam and that he had changed drastically since 2010, according to an fbi statement. the fbi says a checked databases, interviewed tamerlan and family members, but quote did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign. the fbi says it asked the russians for more, but never got answers.
about thursday night's car jacking. the fbi says surveillance pictures show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev at a gas station in cambridge where they drove with the owner of the suv they carjacked. one of them, investigators say, began the carjacking by pointing a gun at the driver and saying, "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." the carjacker showed the driver he had bullets in the gun and said, i'm serious. at the scene of the shootout in watertown where tamerlan tsarnaev was killed other explosives were also found. in an interview for "dateline nbc," the boston police commissioner said that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over unexploded devices they threw at the officers. i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> reporter: both charges today carry the death penalty as a maximum sentence. it is a long way before the justice department decides to seek it. if it did, he would be, by far, the youngest defendant in a federal death penalty case in modern times. brian? >>
with explosives. after a shootout, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. several explosive devices in the streets were detonated and governor deval patrick urged all of boston to shelter in place. that was lifted ten hours later. shots erupted in watertown again and federal investigators received a tip that a person covered in blood was inside a boat in a woman's backyard. at 8:45. after another round of gunfire officials announced they had the suspect in custody. hundreds waiting on the streets erupted in cheers applauding the work of law enforcement there. >>> the parents of the two suspects are speaking out, both believe their sons are innocent and they say they think they were framed. nbc's adrian long reports from moscow. >> reporter: the father of the two suspects believes they are innocent and told nbc news that he believes they were framed and he's frightened for his younger son. he said he last spoke to the two boys just right after the marathon on monday, 26-year-old tamerlan now deceased and dzhokhar in the hospital, he wanted to make sure they were okay. the mother of t
. >> reporter: authorities believe that his older brother tamerlan killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him in the bloody attacks. >> i am extremely lucky that i'm not at a funeral this morning for one of my officers. >> reporter: but agents are puzzled by what motivated the tsarnaevs. they were raised in the u.s., lived in the same house and seemed to fit in. they attended this cambridge mosque, but a spokeswoman says they raised no red flags. >> in their visits, they never exhibited any violent behavior, sentiments. otherwise, they would have been immediately reported to the fbi. >> reporter: but should the fbi have been watching more closely? in 2011, russian intelligence concerned about the threat of chechnyan terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan based on information he was a follower of radical islam according to an fbi statement. the fbi said it checked databases, interviewed tamerlan and family members but, quote, did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or f
thursday night's carjacking. the fbi says surveillance pictures show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev at a gas station in cambridge where they drove with the owner of the suv they carjacked. one of them, investigators say, began the carjacking by pointing a gun at the driver and saying, "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." the carjacker showed the driver that he had bullets in his gun according to the fbi and said, "i'm serious." at the scene of the shootout in watertown where tamerlan tsarnaev was killed, other explosive devices were also found. in an interview for "dateline" nbc, the boston police commissioner says that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over some unexploded devices that they threw at the officers. and i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> that was nbc's pete williams. thank you so much. >>> today members of the house will get a top-secret briefing on the boston bombings. while the chair of the senate intelligence committee is demanding that the fbi ex
there what could now be called warning signs? >> 26-year-old tamerlan, the fbi questioned him several years ago because they were keeping a very close eye on him but people who knew him say, look, he was a quiet guy. he seemed to be living the typical american life as well. he was religious, devout muslim. a boxer. he wanted to join the u.s. olympic boxing team. he drove a measurrcedes. he dropped out of college to marry an american woman. they were taken into police custody for a bit yesterday. by all accounts this was a religious man but a man who just seemed to fit in very well here. >> still so many questions. jeff, appreciate the insight this morning. >> a question lingering today could the bombing suspects ties to disputed territory of chechnya led them to violence? andrea mitchell is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. >> that's the connection what would have been going on there is what investigators want to question dzhokhar about when he is medically able to talk. officials believe he was following the lead of his older brother, tamerlan, who was radicalized in a six-month t
to the dartmouth campus where he was a student. and what was his brother, tamerlan, doing last january when he visited his father in dagestan? did that trip have anything to do with the bombing or his radicalization? as for the boston marathon bombing itself, those who have seen a still unreleased surveillance video acquired by the fbi say it shows dzhokhar tsarnaev removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed and acting very differently from those around him when the first bomb went off. >> it does seem to be pretty clear that this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. so pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly, as it was described to me. >> and this one other note -- police say that the brothers carjacked an suv thursday night and held the car's owner at gunpoint. he tells nbc news tonight that he escaped when they stopped at a gas station. he described them as "brutal and cautious." he asked that we not identify him, and
is the surviving suspect here, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is in hospital. tamerlan born in kyrgystan, comes in 2002. he becomes a u.s. citizen, 9/11/2012. he was a wrestler, enrolled at the university of massachusetts-dartmouth. so many friends talking so positively about him. tamerlan, his older brother, does that travel. he comes later than his younger brother. he was mayrried, had a 3-year-od daughter. had a domestic violence incident. he dropped out of community colle college. he was a competitive boxer. people speaking very positively about him. but, chairman mike rogers, now we have more information about some evidence of him sort of dropping out of society, as it were, information after he comes back from foreign travel, postings on his youtube account and other social media indicating that he had exposure to jihadist elements whether that's connect canned to chechnya and the struggles there or otherwise. what do you know this morning and what do you want to know? >> it's important to understand why, in fact, the fbi interviewed him in the first place. so they had information from a foreign inte
with officers. tamerlan was killed. police feel confident the two carried out the bombings on their own. >> we are satisfied that the two people committing the damage have been arrested or killed and the people of boston can rest comfortably. >> reporter: the first of four funerals took place today, a private service for krystle campbell. as for the body of tamerlan his parents want to travel to the u.s. to bring his body back. authorities warn the fbi that tamerlan had visited the hot bed of jihad. >> how could we from 2012 until the attack miss all of the radical statements and activity this guy engaged in. >> reporter: since dzhokhar tsarnaev is an american citizen he cannot be charged as an enemy combattant. instead tsarnaev will be tried in federal court. janelle wang, nbc bay area news. >>> an al qaeda backed terror plot has been foiled. canadian authorities announced they arrested two men that they say wanted to carry out a major terrorist attack on a passenger train. this is video of one of the suspects arriving from montreal. the other suspect lived in toronto. both are believed to ha
and the subsequent shootout in which the older of the two were killed. his name is tamerlan tsarnaev. he is 26 -- was 26 years old. it's his brother. the man said to be wearing the white hat who got away and has been pursued by authorities. he drove the car jacked suv for a time and then got out. both of the two brothers, we're told, came to the united states roughly a decade ago. they came in when their families sought asylum. their father was a government employee. they have been living in the boston area in cambridge for several years. the younger brother has a massachusetts driver's license. he's a resident of cambridge. the older brother is a legal, permanent resident. the older brother was born in russia. the younger brother, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located
with explosionives. after a shootout, 26 year old tamerlan was pronounced dead at the hospital. federal law enforcement descended on watertown and began a massive man hunt. several explosive devices were detonated. they revealed that the suspects were brothers. 19 year old dzhokar was the one on the loose. the uncle of the two suspects urged his nephew to turn himself in, during an interview recorded around 11:30 am. it was 6:00 when the governor lifted the ban. shots erupted again. federal investigators are told that a person covered in brood is in a woman's back yard. at 8:45 after another round of gunfire officials announced they have the suspect in custody. dozens of people erupt in cheers and clap. >>> we talk about the s.w.a.t. team and the other agencies work together. this was a massive interagency composition of officers is really down-playing it. >> it's really an understatement. and they do it with practice and precision. and we saw how that practice can play out in boston. and other cities like the bay area are taking notice. some 9,000 people from every law enforcement agency n
. >> at the same time, lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother, tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months last year after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamist extremist. this has added a sharp new angle to the debate over immigration reform. >>> we have new video to share with you tonight. this is home video obtained by nbc news showing surviving bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev competing in a wrestling match in 2009. he's the wrestler in the black uniform there. he competed in the 112-pound weight class in this massachusetts tournament four years ago. >>> stay with us for continuing coverage of the boston bombing investigation. right now on nbcbayarea.com there's newly released helicopter video of the momenting leading up to the suspect's arrest. >>> homicide investigators are at the scene of what they're calling an undetermined death. the victim is a woman in her 50s who was found at 3:00 this morning by a neighbor. she was lying in a pool of blood in her driveway on silver leaf drive near east 14th street and ashland avenu
brother, tamerlan, killed in a shootout with police early friday morning traveled to russia for six months last year. the fbi also admits they interviewed him in 2011 raising questions as to whether possible warning signs were missed. >>> we're also learning this morning an incredible story from a man who witnessed two explosions in just one week. the boston marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in west, texas. joe berti ran the marathon and crossed the finish line just 30 seconds before the first explosion. then he and his wife headed back home to texas. >> you see a picture of a nuclear explosion, and that's what it looked like. it was massive. on the left side of the highway. and i was obviously shocked to see another explosion after having just come back from boston. >> and thankfully both of them are okay. later today on the "today" show, nbc pete williams will have a live report with the latest on the boston marathon terror . suspect. >>> and from vertical gardens and eco-friendly fashions and party ideas. "today" celebrates earth day. now keep it on this channel for continuing
the first bomb goes off, the fbi says, a surveillance camera catches dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev walking toward the boston marathon finish line with backpacks. a second and crucial piece of video, the fbi says, comes from a surveillance camera mounted on this restaurant. at 2:42, seven minutes before the first bombing, court documents say the still unreleased video shows dzhokhar tsarnaev with a backpack walk toward the scene of the second bombing. at 2:45 he works his way into the crowd and slips his backpack off. still photos show the backpack on the ground at his feet. when the first bomb goes off, the fbi says, the video shows the crowd looking toward the finish line in alarm. but the fbi says tsarnaev virtually alone among the
. an employee at a fireworks company says records show that tamerlan tsarnaev bought two dozen large fireworks at a store in new hampshire in february. >> it's a little disturbing, a little unsettling that i had an in
, including the wife of the older one, tamerlan. her lawyer says he is talking to federal authorities about how to proceed. matt? >> pete williams, thank you very much. edward davis, commissioner of the boston police department, joins us now. commissioner, nice to see you. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> you've got a suspect in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition. unable to speak, but answering preliminary questions in writing. based on those early answers, are you 100% confident there is no future or further threat to boston in terms of accomplices or unexploded devices? >> this is very early in the investigation. we're satisfied that the two main actors, the people that were committing the damage out there, have been either captured or killed. there's still an open question as to exactly what happened in this investigation and there are enormous investigative resources being poured into that right now. we can't say with 100% certainty that -- anything actually at this point. >> do you know if this suspect has in any way given any indication of what the motive was for t
time lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamic extremist. >> we want to know why after he was interviewed and after foreign intelligence service raises a flag on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet there were no flags put on him overseas. >> law enforcement and intelligence agencies try to retrace the older brother's steps leading up to the bombing, all eyes are on boston where investigators hope they can get dzhokhar tsarnaev to talk soon. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> one of the runners in the boston marathon was one of the thousands at the lonn marathon paying tribute to the victims of the bombings. the nearly 40,000 runners stood in silence before the race. mark from seattle said today's race was a wonderful experience but last week's tragedy wasn't far from his mind. >> last monday my wife and i were about 200 yards from the finish at boston. and you know, the world fell apart in front of us. the se
tsarnaev, the widow, said she first learned her husband tamerlan was a suspect when she saw it on television. federal officials visiting her at her parents home in rhode island on sunday but her lawyer did all the talking. the attorney said his client didn't notice her husband acting any differently at home, even after that bombing. >>> today the city of boston honoring the victims of the bombings with a moment of silence. that's happening within the hour at 2:50 boston time. that is the exact moment the bombs exploded one week ago today. you can see that moment right here on nbc bay area coming up to you in a special report. as mentioned a private funeral was held for 29-year-old restaurant manager krystle campbell, one of the three people killed during the marathon bombings. a memorial service also head tonight for another victim, 23-year-old lu lingzi, university grad student from china. >>> a boy one of the hundreds injured during the bombings, remains hospitalized and getting another special visit. 11-year-old aaron hern, after first lady michelle obama, a group from oa
dartmouth campus where he was a student. and what was his brother tamerlan doing when he flew to russia last january, then visited his father in dagestan? did that trip have anything to do with the bombing or his radicalization? as for the boston marathon bombings themselves, those who have seen a still unrelated surveillance video acquired by the fbi say it shows dzhokhar tsarnaev removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed and acting very differently from those around him when the first bomb went off. >> it does seem to be pretty clear that this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off, and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. so pretty clear about his involvement, and pretty chilling, frankly, as it was described to me. >> again, that was pete williams reporting. as we mentioned earlier in this newscast, police say the brothers carjacked an suv thursday night and held the car's owner at gunpoint. and tonight the carjacking victim tells nbc news he escaped when they stopped at a gas sta
indicating his brother tamerlan was the mastermind behind the attack. he said their motivation was to protect islam and the two acted alone with no help from outside terror organizations. the criminal complaint outlines security video and photos, including this one, that shows the 19-year-old leaving his backpack along a metal barrier and using his cell phone. the complaint points out he alone appears calm in the chaos after the first blast. we're also hearing from swat team members. the officer that pulled him from the boat where he was in hiding. >> we wanted to get him in custody and have the situation come to an end for us, the families, the city. it needed to end. >> reporter: though there are still signs that tragedy is far from over. scars from the blast can still be seen along boylston street. today for the first time it's open to residents and business owners as they continue repairs. the public should be allowed back in the area soon. also this morning slain mit police officer sean collier was laid to rest. >> everybody is just going through the motions right now and pulling togethe
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